Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP)

Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP)

The Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) topic examines and explains nature of people with social, mental, or behavioral problems and equips cops with the tools they need to safely handle these subjects, many of whom are close to suicide. Dealing with an emotionally disturbed person can be one of the most challenging encounters for an officer on patrol.
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August 29, 2014

Calif. Senate passes new gun bill inspired by massacre near UCSB

Family members and police could ask courts to take away a mentally disturbed person's guns under the bill - Full Story
August 19, 2014

Neb. officer dies after heart attack during struggle

Sheriff Mark Hecker attempted to take the subject into protective custody when a struggle ensued - Full Story
August 15, 2014

Police commission leader: LAPD, Mo. shootings not comparable

Death prompted a backlash on social media against the LAPD, with some comparing it to the shooting of Michael Brown - Full Story
August 14, 2014

Conflicting accounts in fatal LAPD shooting as investigation continues

On Wednesday, LAPD released a detailed narrative of the confrontation, alleging that the man tackled one officer and went for his gun before police opened fire - Full Story
August 13, 2014

Protest planned after LAPD cop fatally shoots man during struggle

A protest is being planned for Sunday in front of Los Angeles police headquarters in downtown after a man was shot and killed by an officer Monday - Full Story
August 03, 2014
Reality Training: How to handle excited delirium cases

Reality Training: How to handle excited delirium cases

For the week of August 1, we review Dave Smith's discussion on the condition of excited delirium... - Full Story
July 22, 2014
Man arrested in Kan. pursuit that left girl dead

Man arrested in Kan. pursuit that left girl dead

Police Chief Pat Kitchens declined to discuss details of the case or declare that the suspect had fired the fatal shot - Full Story
July 14, 2014
US jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums

US jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums

Revolving door complicates the task of screening for mental illness, managing medications, providing care and ensuring inmate safety - Full Story
June 23, 2014
Video: NJ cops' first use of TASER subdues schizophrenic woman

Video: NJ cops' first use of TASER subdues schizophrenic woman

Police in Camden used a TASER for the first time to take down a mentally ill woman threatening officers with a foot-long knife - Full Story



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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) Columnists

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